Sandy Leier grew up in wine country. Raised in Kelowna, she continues to call the sunny Okanagan home. Her lifelong interest in science led her to Okanagan University College, where she completed a degree in Chemistry. In 2006, Sandy joined the winemaking team at Andrew Peller Limited. She worked as an assistant for an intensive year learning the key aspects of the winemaking process, which only further sparked her interest and led to her eventual role as a winemaker for the non-VQA portfolio of wines. During this time, Sandy has gained invaluable experience working with wines from all over the world. Sandy further developed her skills and transitioned over to the VQA portfolio where she was Winemaker for Calona Vineyards until 2015.
Today, Sandy brings her talent and passion to Wayne Gretzky Okanagan wines. She is excited to be working with the wonderful growers of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys and takes great pride in her role of bringing wine to life, from vineyard to bottle in the place she calls home.